Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)
The proven resources you need to help pass the Praxis 5001 sooner and score higher.
View all the Praxis PLT study guides by grade level - 5621 (Early Childhood), 5622 (Grades K-6), 5623 (Grades 5-9), and 5624 (Grades 7-12).
Meet Kathleen Jasper
For the last 8 years, I've been helping prospective teachers and school leaders pass their certification exams and get the positions they want in education.
To date, I've helped over 80,000 educators during their certification journeys.
I've developed a comprehensive range of resources and products designed specifically to improve exam scores and pass rates. Below are my study guides specifically for the Praxis PLT.
Praxis PLT Exams
Each one of the PLTs is divided by grade level. Each study guide for each grade level is provided below.
Praxis PLT 5621 - Early Childhood
"This book breaks down the 5 sections of the PLT test and goes over what the test will cover. It gives you little quizzes after each section to review what you just went over, along with a 70-question practice test in the back of the book."
Praxis PLT 5622 - Grades K-6
"This book helped me GREATLY with passing my PLT certification exam! The theorist section is very detailed and constructed great..."
Praxis PLT 5623 - Grades 5-9
"I purchased the Praxis PLT 5623 and found it very helpful. I passed the exam on my first try!"
Praxis PLT 5624 - Grades 7-12
"Great Study ResourcesI took the PL 5624 last week, and the study guide was extremely helpful. The blocks that had tips were right on target. I highly recommend the guide!
Praxis PLT Online Courses
Want access to comprehensive videos, additional resources and online practice questions to better increase your chances of passing? Take a look at my Praxis PLT online courses.
Thank you so much for the valuable resources that you shared in the webinar and the study guide. It’s still missing more writing samples and other test related points. Note: I’m taking the test in California.
Read this in 1 day and passed my test with an above average score! I was totally not confident about the test ahead of reading this book!
Easy to follow! Love the test tips & side notes!
Thank you very much for creating this excellent study guide. I managed to pass my test by studying consistently and diligently.
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I’m the worst test taker…I get nervous, overthink, over analyze, feel stressed. So I started watching Kathleen Jaspers videos, purchased the book, utilized all her strategies and studied hard! Not only did I pass on my first try, I scored more than 25 points for my States required passing score! I’m now buying all the books to take allll the tests that’s required for my program!
I am thrilled that there is a strong resource like the study guides and online courses that are offered to future teachers like me who need extra assistance with the Praxis exams.
Praxis Teaching Reading 5205 - Online Course
Excellent online course!
Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Online Courses
Wonderful study tool. Very precise, neat, very well organized and designed, clear, right to the point, necessary, and with very well fitted strategies. A fundamental resource for a successful outcome.
Great study guide! The first time I took the Praxis ESL test and missed it by 1 point. I decided to purchase this study guide and used it for 2 weeks. I passed my test by 14 points! I highly recommend. Thank you!!
The materials, resources, videos and structure of the teaching were exactly what I needed to pass an exam that I never expected to pass. I felt very prepared.
I found this study guide to be helpful. I was able to pass the test on the first try.
So glad I found Kathleen’s study guide. This was my 3rd time taking this exam. After, I used her study guide I passed by 25 points. Very laid out and easy to follow. Thank you Kathleen!
Your Praxis PLT FAQs Answered
Is the Praxis PLT hard to pass?
The purpose of the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) is to assess a prospective teacher's understanding of educational practices and theories, professional issues, and related topics that are necessary for beginning professional practice. The Praxis PLT is broken up by grade level.
- PLT 5621 - Early Childhood PreK-3
- PLT 5622 - Elementary Grades K-6
- PLT 5623 - Middle School Grade 5-9
- PLT 5624 - High School Grades 7-12
- PLT 5625 - All Grades PreK-12
In addition, this test covers several complex topics: students as learners, the instructional process, assessment, professional development, leadership, and community, and analysis of instructional scenarios, which is the constructed-response section. In the constructed response section, you are required to write four essays in response to various classroom situations.
To pass the exam, you'll need to understand content in the areas of childhood development, education theorists, best practices for classroom behavior management, important court cases for K-12 education, and more.
Check out this blog for more information about this.
What's the passing score for the Praxis PLT?
Passings scores for the Praxis PLT range from 157-163. This all depends on your state requirements and which PLT you are taking. To learn more about what your state requires for a passing score, click here.
Also, it is difficult to predict exactly how many questions you must get correct to pass the Praxis PLT because a scale score is used rather than a raw score. This means that your raw score–the number of questions you get correct–is put into a formula to calculate a scale score. I have a video explaining this here.
To keep things simple, we recommend scoring at least a 75% on the practice tests before you go in to take the exam. Getting 75% of the questions correctly when you practice indicates you are ready to take the actual test. Remember, each section of the exam is scored separately. If you would like to learn more about how Praxis exams are scored, check out this blog.
Does the study guide have the same questions as the real exam?
While our study guide is aligned with the test, it is against testing policy to share items on the actual exam. State tests are secure, standardized, and heavily regulated.
There are hundreds of test questions in the item banks for each exam. When you take the exam, your version of the test will be different from other versions and will have questions randomly pulled from the item banks. This ensures test security, validity, and reliability. Trying to memorize what you think will be on your test is an exercise in futility. Instead, you should study the skills and content outlined in the specifications and blueprint of the exam. To learn more about this, watch this video.
Everything in our study guide is aligned with the test specifications and blueprint for the exam. That way, you can review how the test is designed and what skills are assessed. In fact, the questions in our study guide are structured similarly to what you will encounter on test day.
Is this the best study guide for the Praxis PLT?
Obviously, we believe our study guide is the very best resource you can purchase to prepare for the Praxis PLT. Our Praxis PLT test prep is 100% aligned with the exam. The book is sectioned out by content category, and within those categories, we’ve aligned all of the information with the test specifications and blueprint. This ensures you are studying what you will see on test day–nothing more, nothing less.
In each section, there are practice items that align specifically with the skills in that section, so you can practice with specific questions for each skill. In addition, we have detailed answer explanations for every question in our study guide. This ensures you understand why you got something correct or incorrect. Finally, our study guide contains a full-length practice test with answer explanations. Therefore, you have hundreds of practice questions to work with.
We sort every practice test question by test skill. This helps you identify the skills in which you are low, so you can go back and study those aspects of the study guide. Knowing what skill the questions assess is a huge benefit to your studies.
The study guide is an amazing resource to help you pass the Praxis PLT. However, you might need more support in one or more areas. In that case, we have an online course packed full of video tutorials and extra practice. The online course includes the full digital study guide. If you need more support, you can check out our Praxis PLT online course.
Does the study guide contain practice tests?
Yes. There is a full-length practice test at the end of the study guide, and practice test questions are scattered throughout the book. All of the questions are categorized by skill and contain detailed answer explanations.
How long should I study for the Praxis PLT?
People have a range of skill levels when it comes to this test, so it is difficult to predict exactly how or how long you should study. This is a very large exam that covers expansive content for each subtest.
We recommend short, incremental practice over time. This is much better than cramming all of your studying into one or two weekends. We believe 20-30-minute study sessions over a 1-2 week period for each subtest is ideal.
If you really want to pass this test and move on in your career, it’s important to study everything in the study guide and apply that knowledge to scenarios on the test. This study guide will help you focus on the content you will see on test day.
Here is a video on how to study and use the study guide most effectively.
What can I teach by passing the Praxis PLT?
States use the Praxis Elementary Education PLT to certify their K-12 teachers. However, every state has its own requirements for certification, so be sure to visit your state’s Department of Education website and find out precisely what you’re required to do before registering for the exam or buying materials.
Do I need to take any other exams with the Praxis PLT?
Most states that use the Praxis PLT exam also require prospective teachers to pass the Praxis Core and a subject area exam. If you are seeking certification in special education or reading, you’ll be required to take additional exams for those areas.
Depending on the state in which you are seeking certification, this will vary. That’s why you must check with your state’s Department of Education before you purchase test prep materials to determine exactly what tests are required.
FREE Praxis PLT Resources
Praxis PLT Webinar and Free Study Guide
Learn everything you need to pass the Praxis PLT with my free webinar. The webinar comes with a free study guide and practice test. In the webinar, I review test structure, strategy, and content, so you can pass your exam fast.